I have just come home from the docs almost in tears. I went to see the nurse for a Free T3 test, which they should have done at the hospital. She asked about my does of thyroxine as supposed to be taking 100 and 20 liothyronine. Told her the truth, that I had actually been taking 200 and this is made of some synthroid and 25 cynomel which I ordered myself. She said that she needed to check with the gp because I have been doing my own thing. Anyway, along comes the gp, another one from the practise obsessed with managing my condition with the TSH only!!! I tell him that being on a T3 medication, I should be having T3 tests as well as TSH and T4. I then point out that the T3 is the active hormone. He then says T4 is the active hormone. I then mention that another gp at the practice said T4 was an inactive hormone and then he said that T3 and T4 are both active. CONTRADICTORY. Anyway after all the debate on T3, T4, I then point out that I suspect I have a conversion problem - which explains why I am on T3. He was having none of it and was shouting at me in the nurses room and everyone outside in the waiting room could hear. I then mention Dr Toft and the case of a suppressed TSH when on T3 and also that some people cannot function unless their T4 is say 30. Still he was having none of it, and to top it all off, he told me that the practise is not going to prescribe me anymore thyroxine as I had been taking extra. What a joke!!!
If only I was working, then I could opt out of paying NI as this is how the NHS treat me. Being on ESA @ 72.50 a week, because I cannot work due to health issues that wont get treated properly is a joke. How does the government seriously expect someone to eat properly on that, let alone put petrol in the car or pay bus/train fare and pay for their own medication. Being out of work, I get my NI paid, though if it wasn't for the fact that I have other health problems (which I am getting treated for), I would definitely opt out if I was working.
I am now looking for another practise and the next nearest one is more than 12 miles away, and that's if they take me. Buses are 3 times a day to this place.
The best health care is only available to those who can afford it and stuff the rest of us.
I am just so upset at the moment x